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clouds. those clouds will be thickening up as they go through the day. it will be dry during the day with a high temperature near 65 degrees. we have a big warmup in the seven-day forecast. >> good morning. a couple of things to watch for. we start on 95. an accident southbound approach in the white marsh area. there are some delays. be careful. northern parkway, we are tracking an accident in the city. nothing major on the north or west side. the rest of the major roadways in pretty good shape. northbound route 2, another accident to watch for. several problem spots. not a lot happening on the north side. 11 minutes to go from 95 over
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towards the 83's. 10 minutes on southbound 95 down towards 32. 95 at white marsh. you can see the accident often the distance. this is 70 and 29. problem free east and westbound. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a man accused of murdering his twin brother is due back in court this morning. he is accused of killing his brother back in 2007. the brothers had a history of violent arguments. there were accused of stealing from a store. a motion to introduce new charges against one of the brothers. a suspension hearing for a detective charged with attempted
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thefts. darlene early was on the charges by about three under dollars at the food depot -- $300. an internal affairs investigation is underway. a student is arrested after posting an internet threat. 19-year-old alexander song wrote about a rampage of killing. he was taken for a psychiatric evaluation. he faces a misdemeanor charge of disturbing school activities. >> there is reaction in washington to what afghanistan describes as the senseless murders of 16 civilians by a soldier.
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tracie potts has the latest from washington. president callss it terrorism. this was a 500 yards from a u.s. military base. he is in custody. >> this could be the spark that unravels our presence in afghanistan. >> president obama called president karzai to apologize say we will hold the shooter responsible. >> we are committed to an enduring relationship with afghanistan. >> on the karzai calls it an intentional act that will never be forgotten. one month after axel burnings of the koran -- one month after an accidental burnings of the crkoran.
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lawmakers say the latest incident underscores why we need to get out. >> our timetable is pretty good. >> but perhaps not too quickly. >> do not forget that the attacks on the united states of america of 9/11 originated in afghanistan. >> the u.s. is concerned about violence breaking out in afghanistan. avoiding large public gatherings and to keep your travel plans private. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the deal to merge exelon and constellation energy is moving forward. kim dacey is live downtown with the latest. we don't have kim. b.g.e. is a utility that falls under the merger that will be part of exelon.
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you'll get a $100 credit. exelon is based in chicago. there will not be any fortune five water companies left in baltimore -- there will not be any fortune 500 companies left in baltimore. >> the program, promises to build alternative energy such as solar, wind power plants and provide funds for an animal waste power plants. >> the merger is expected to be finalized in the coming days and is worth $7.9 million. >> loyola university has a couple a days to prepare for its first appearance in the ncaa basketball tournament in
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almost 20 years. the greyhounds were waiting for their name to be called. oil is the 15th seed and will face ohio state on thursday night -- loyola is the 15th seed. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of loyola's opening-round matchup, and how far do you think the hounds will go? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> 38 degrees on tv hill. what goes up must come down pier when it comes to gas, the law happen anytime soon -- when it comes to gas. >> this is the beltway at baltimore national pike. more on weather and
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>> welcome back. 46 degrees. things are pretty quiet on this monday morning. we will see a chance for some rain showers tonight and tomorrow morning. 36 at the airport. a bit colder away from the city. 38 in emmitsburg. increasing clouds. there could be some rain showers this evening. nice and mild with a high near 65. it will get even warmer over the next seven days. >> in oregon man is charged with
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sending threatening mail with a white powdery substance to members of congress. he is due for an arraignment today. he was arrested on friday. there were two letters. one was sent to john boehner and another sent to barbara mikulski. the white powder tested negative for any poisonous substance. jerry sandusky is going back to court today. he awaits his trial on sex abuse charges. >> an increase in the last few weeks of gas prices. prices could reach $4.25 a gallon in maryland as we enter spring. denver has the cheapest gas.
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los angeles has the highest gas prices. baltimore is averaging about $3.77 a gallon. >> 38 degrees on tv hill. a bumper crop could mean lower prices at the supermarket. >> you are not alone if your surfing more than usual on the internet today. >> 95, you may want to see this next repor
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we have an accident on 95 south about approaching the white marsh boulevard exit and taking up the two left lanes. if you travel in the city, northern parkway, tracking an accident. another problem in edgewater on northbound route 2, for an accident. 97 looking pretty good north and southbound. this is the white marsh area. this is southbound traffic. tough to see whether the accident is still there. watch the two left lanes. you should be ok if he stayed to the right. this is 70 at 29.
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traffic looking very good. the rest of the major roadways checking out fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> good morning. we have some bus delays. the 46 bus is operating with a delay. light rail has a 15-minute delay. a slight delay on brunswick 870, running about 5 to 10 minutes late. i am kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> thank you. it was a beautiful weekend. we will keep that going for most of this week. we could see some scattered rain showers. 36 at the airport. 36 in parkton. we don't expect any rain it during the day today. you can see the clouds and thickening up from the west. it will become mostly cloudy by
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the late afternoon. some of the rain in the ohio valley will catch up to us. i think a lot of this will fall apart. some rain is possible tonight and tomorrow morning. most of this week will be nice. today, a mixture of sunshine and clouds. increasing clouds. most of the day, you don't have to worry about the rain. the average high temperature is the low 50's. most of the rain it should be light if we get it at all. you can see this computer model bring in the light rain showers. they will continue to roll through as we head into tuesday morning. some light rain for tomorrow morning. that will sweep off the coast by the afternoon. temperatures in los 70's w 70's.w afternoon -- lois 70
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65 today. 72 tomorrow. 74 on wednesday. 70's.'s on friday -- low >> florida farmers had a bumper crop of strawberry. that means lower prices at the grocery store. a warm winter brought the barry bounty to the sunshine state -- a warm winter brought the berry bounty to the sunshine state. cyber loafing on monday.
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the hours lost to sleep spends workers to the web, where they typically go to entertainment sites. people exhibit less control when they are tired. a new site has come along with a cult following. what the interest is. >> welcome to the fastest growing social network you probably never heard of. >> this is the new was phenomenon. >> it is asocial website where for now 2/3 of its visitors are women. >> you're basically book marking images. >> it has captured the attention of millions. business and wall street are watching.
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>> that had over 100 million told visitors in february. >> the mission statement is to connect everyone to the things they find interesting. it has huge word-of-mouth advertising potential. >> if i say this is a great pizza, i have told to the whole story right there. >> the company operates the website in california with 16 employees and no profit. a picture that might change if millions continue to flock to the site. chris clackum, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a big week for college basketball is making some workers 6. apple's net ipad is a sellout success.
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jane king has the bloomberg business report. who are you picking? >> we will see about that. futures this morning are a bit lower this morning. the greek bailout still in focus. an announcement on the nationwide mortgage still may be out sometime today. we'll hear more about the stress test results for 19 financial firms including chase and jpmorgan. how the banks will withstand another downturn in the economy. apple is sold out of the initial supply of the new ipad. new orders will not be shipped for up till three weeks. new jobs created last
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month. exelon will overtake consolation energy. fans are so crazy for the men's college basketball games that one in seven have called in sick just to watch the tournament. 7% of fans have got caught him watching the tournament at work. might boilermakers from perdue made it into the tournament -- my boilermakers. >> apparently there is an answer for that reason why the food that is served on planes does not taste the best. >> this is an ongoing joke but the reason the science behind why it doesn't taste so good. carriers are trying to fix the
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problem. a milestone for the girl scouts. >> thank you. they should sell cookies only airline. 38 degrees on tv hill. how much trouble would you go through just to find your phone? >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of loyola's opening-round matchup, and how far do you think the hounds will go? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to turn left.
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a dive. >> i could not believe i was in that thing. >> she wanted to see the garbage chute where she was trapped. she returned home and for her cell phone into the chute. she leaned inside and try to fish it out. >> i had flip-flops' on. i slipped and i went halfway down. there was something right here on it. >> she was with a friend who called 911. firefighters responded. chute.s stock in the s >> there was some compacted trash which helped her from
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falling all the way in. >> it scared me. >> she was taken to the hospital. paramedics said it could of been worse. >> i'm lucky to be alive -- it could have been worse. >> i crawl on my knees in a haunted house to find one of my boys' phone. >> 5:26. 38 degrees on tv hill. >> here is what is coming up. >> a new merger will affect b.g.e. customers. >> the gop presidential hopefuls are dueling for dixie. what is at stake in tomorrow's primaries.
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>> you will like the seven-day forecast. >> most of the roadways are looking pretty good. one problem on
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. it looks like a great stretch of weather. >> we will be in the 70's this week. the average high temperature is 52. we will be 20 degrees above average this week. we're starting out rather chilly this morning. 36 right now at the airport. it will warm up fast and will make it up to 65 this afternoon. the clouds will thicken up and there's a chance we could see some light rain moving in
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tonight. i think it will stay dry today. >> a nice commute with a few exceptions. an accident on 95 in the white marsh area. southbound just prior to the white marsh area. 65 miles per hour. it may impact your ride. two left lanes still closed southbound 95 approaching white marsh. northbound route 2, another accident in the clearing stages. so far so good across the bay bridge. this is the white marsh area. southbound traffic, there is an accident prior to the exit and is taking up the two left lanes. 295 looks pretty good. southbound traffic at 175.
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no significant delays down to the capital beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the u.s. service member is accused in a deadly shooting spree in southern afghanistan about 5 40 yards from the military base. a government representative says 16 people were killed. the suspected shooter is an army staff sergeant from washington state. martin o'malley appeared on "meet the press." he was asked how unforeseen circumstances affect the president and his decisions. >> there are many things that happen in this world of ours that no one president can control. well we'll look for and the
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president's -- in the president is somebody with capable leadership and a calm hand, and president obama has provided that leadership. we need to conclude our involvement in afghanistan as we haven't iraq. -- as we have in iraq. >> each hoping primaries while postal their standing in the race. >> tara mergener joins us live with today's report. good morning. >> all eyes on tomorrow's primaries in the deep south as newt gingrich and rick santorum prepared to go head-to-head in alabama and mississippi. losses in those states could the formerd of
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speaker's campaign. ron paul focusing on the caucuses tomorrow in hawaii. >> how did the primaries come to take on such an important role this time around? >> a couple of reasons. the battle between newt gingrich and rick santorum for the conservative vote. they moved up their primary date and that give them more clout in this process. there are 90 delegates up for grabs tomorrow. the fourth largest haul in th e race. >> changes on the way for b.g.e. customers. kim dacey joins us live from downtown baltimore with the latest. >> good morning. b.g.e. falls under the umbrella of the merger and customers can
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expect some cash out of the deal. the anticipated partnership between constellation energy and exelon is expected to bring about changes for utilities like b.g.e. which will soon be part of the new exelon. you will get a $100 credit. exelon it is based in chicago. b.g.e. will still operate as an independent entity. the new impact on other impact on the regions. >> funds to fund a weatherization program, promises to build alternative energy such as solar, wind power plants, as well as provide funds for an animal waste power plant. >> a local economist says the merger is expected to generate some 3000 construction and energy jobs for the state. the one not be any fortune 500
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companies left in baltimore. most customers are excited for the credit they will receive on their bill. some are still torn about exelon. >> i have some doubts. i do not know if it is great for the city. those kinds of mergers have not panned out. >> i would rather see a publicly owned utility. >> the merger is worth $7.9 billion pact and is expected to be finalized in the coming days. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. more than 200 maryland national guard members are waking up back at home. family and friends greeted soldiers at the dundalk armory on sunday morning with balloons and signs. 440 soldiers were deployed.
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some soldiers say it is great to be back and they are proud to serve. >> i love my country. we have the freedoms that we have. >> i was gone for 12 months. it is great to be home. >> they still have soldiers in egypt who are expected home at a later date. >> in just a few days, the loyola greyhounds will play in the ncaa tournament. they will play ohio state a thursday night in pittsburgh. keith mills will have more. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of loyola's opening-round matchup, and how far do you think the hounds will go? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to good luck to them.
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>> we have had some local schools pilafs of upsets. -- pull off some of sets. 5:37. the older you get, a few extra pounds will not hurt you. >> all those fruits and vegetables might help you look better. >> sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. some good news on 95. we will check on some other we will check on some other problems around the a what's better then a s'more?
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a warm s'more cookie in a skillet with a scoop of ice cream. ahh, the great indoors. just $4 on our 2-4-6-8 value menu. only at denny's.
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>> welcome back. 46 degrees downtown. a quiet start on this monday
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morning. there could be some rain tonight and tomorrow morning. i think the weather will be fine today. a wide range of temperatures. 28 in pennsylvania. 36 at the airport. maybe a light jacket to start the day. we expect a high temperature near 65. increasing clouds. we will come back and check the seven day forecast going into the weekend. >> a little extra weight could be good for your health. >> that is if you're older than 85. those who were obese in the mid 80's have a lower risk for death of the other younger peers. have your people are less likely to develop osteoporosis. they did not suggest to potentially gained weight.
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if you're eating healthy, fruits and vegetables are the great way to go. >> they could help your appearance. those had more red and yellow skin tone that eight more fruits and vegetables. their compounds in the food that is distributed to the skin. all the participants were corporation -- caucasian. >> march manas is about to go into high gear -- march madness. >> ava marie previewing a new baltimore in downtown baltimore. >> tony says you can expect anything but average this week.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. let's give you up to date. the accident on southbound 95 is gone. 65 miles per hour. no longer any problems heading southbound. a couple of other problems. an accident in northern parkway in the city. fire activity at lanvale. no major delays elsewhere. northbound route 2, an accident in edgewater and you may start to see some delays. 97 running smoothly north and southbound. no problems to and from the eastern shore. this is southbound traffic and looking better than it was at last check on 295. this is 295 southbound at 175.
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no sign of any delays. delays expected closed to the capital beltway. reports of a southbound accident on 295. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. . now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> we have a light rail delight running about 10 to 50 minutes late. metro subway is on schedule. brunswick line 870 running 10 minutes late. 15 bus operating with a delay. a diversion at edmondson and swann. now back to tony pann. >> thank you. i have a seven-day forecast i think you'll like. but first we say good morning to ava marie. today she is going organic. >> which is happened?
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>> she cannot hear. i'm sure they will teller she is still on tv. -- >> i'm here. can you hear me? there was a faint little noise. >> i think you did that on purpose. >> i will blame this on the solar flares. >> you are going organic. >> a new restaurant has opened up in downtown baltimore. we did do a story and we're talking about this new zach.rant, jack anad you guys have knowledge other forever. >> since we were 4 and 5.
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>> so you have the local aspect and you have started a local restaurant which focuses on food grown in the area. our meat comes from frederick, maryland. >> tell us about these dishes. omelet withour on wh sausage. this is a black bean veggie burger. >> what do you hope people will experience when they come here? >> we hope they get the small diner feel any sense of community and good food. >> this is a small diner and
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cozy. you can also get carry out. >> it doesn't take a lot to fill out and we do carry out. >> there located on north charles street and on pleasant street to enter into the building. the food is looking and delicious and will try it in a little bit. we can see a storm system moving in from the west. all the green on the radar. that is rain heading our way. they focus on food from maryland. >> i think you can tell the difference between organic food and the other stuff. i think it tastes better. >> now you have a whole restaurant to try. >> thank you. all kinds of new restaurants around baltimore.
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36 in taneytown. 10 degrees warmer in the city. take a light jacket to start the day. a few high, thin clouds drifting in. we do expect some rain to catch up to us may be tonight. during the day, it will stay dry with a slow increase in the cloud cover. high temperature of 65. tonight, a slight chance for some rain showers as the system comes then. in. at 10:00 p.m., you can see some scattered rain showers on this computer model. some make linger into the drive time tomorrow. los 70's tomorrow. it should be dry on wednesday with a big area of high pressure
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-- low 70's tomorrow. 65 today. 70's for most of this week. almost 20 degrees above average. 74 on wednesday. 70's on friday. not too bad. >> 5:50. 38 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll look at one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> good morning. the field of 68 teams in the men's basketball tournament is said to and loyola university is headed to pittsburg -- the tournament is sett. this year, they entered the arena before the selection show last night and the school put on a great show for them. you see shane walker's holding the trophy.
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they gathered to watch on the big screen and they waited to see who they would apply. they get back to the ncaa. a year he thought he might not see. >> i figured i would be fired between three to five years. it is a nice feeling. >> i have been a huge maryland fan and i was hoping maryland would get a good seed. i'm fond on a team and getting selected. this is a dream come true for me. >> the greyhounds play thursday in pittsburgh and if they win they will play saturday. north carolina is one the top seeds. losing to a hot florida team.
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30 seconds left. a tough shot by marshall. last chance by carolina. he gets the pass. this is for the tie. carolina loses by one. coppin state upset south carolina 15 years ago. it can be done. >> ok, keith. we have some of your answers. >> this morning we asked -- what do you think of loyola's opening-round matchup, and how far do you think the hounds will go?
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>> keep sending us those responses. we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website, >> go hounds. >> police are talking suspension after a detective got $300 worth of groceries. >> higher airline fees. >> if something does not look right in this picture, you're not alone. this house is on its roof. >> wait a minute. we have some rain in the forecast. >> a few problems we are tracking on the roads, including a fire activity in the city. a problem on 295 further south.
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>> a potential tragedy is averted as a student is arrested for posting a disturbing post online. police say he planned to do. >> killings in afghanistan by a u.s. soldier may spark protests today. >> b.g.e. customers will soon be getting a credit on the bill as a result of that a new merger. >> march will feel like may this week. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute


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